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death certificate

noun

Simple Definition of death certificate

  • : an official document that gives information about a person's death (such as when and how the death happened)

Full Definition of death certificate

  1. :  an official document that gives information about a person's death (such as when and how the death happened)

Word by Word Definitions

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

certificateplay
  1. :  a document containing a certified statement especially as to the truth of something

    :  a document certifying that one has fulfilled the requirements of and may practice in a field

    :  something serving the same end as a certificate

  1. :  to testify to or authorize by a certificate

    :  certify


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